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Work starts on Europe’s first 3D printed football club facility

by Liam Turner
COBOD's BOD2 3D printer in action in Nordkirchen, Germany

PERI 3D Construction is set to create Europe’s first-ever 3D printed football club facility and public building.

Utilising COBOD’s BOD2 3D printer, the initiative, located in Nordkirchen, Germany, will serve to show how 3D printing in construction can go beyond residential housing.

The BOD2 measures 25 meters (83 feet) long, 15 meters (50 feet) wide, and 10 meters (33 feet) high.

The clubhouse will boast a usable floor space of approximately 330 m2 (3,550 sq. f.).

The estimated completion time using 3D printing technology is projected to be approximately 140 hours.

Dr Fabian Meyer-Brötz, managing director of PERI 3D Construction, said: “In the face of significant challenges such as a skilled worker shortage and stagnating productivity in construction, 3D construction printing offers an urgently needed solution to build faster, cheaper, and with less material usage.”

The clubhouse, which has been designed by Steinhoff Architekten, will be used by SC Capelle, which play in Germany’s third division.

Henrik Lund-Nielsen, founder and general manager of COBOD International, said: “This new project by PERI is a great example of how our printers can be used for more than just low-rise housing.

“The new 3D printed building will be the first ever 3D printed football clubhouse and also the first public building that has ever been 3D printed.

“On top of the recently finished printing of the world’s so far largest 3D printed building, a luxury horse staple in Florida of almost 1.000 m2 (10.100 SF), we are starting to see numerous examples of 3D printed non-residential buildings.”



Mayor of Nordkirchen Dietmar Bergmann said: “This initiative is a clear signal that small towns in rural regions can also drive innovations and future technologies.

“With the substantial financial support from the Ministry of Home Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the expertise of our project partners, we are realising a construction project in Nordkirchen that is attracting attention, not only locally but also on a broader scale.”

Image: COBOD’s BOD2 3D printer in action in Nordkirchen, Germany. Credit: COBOD/PERI 3D Construction


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